Coco Gauff had a decent run at the 2023 WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico. She finished second in the Chetumal Group with a 2-1 record but lost in the semifinals to her doubles partner and compatriot Jessica Pegula.
Gauff started her campaign with a convincing 6-0, 6-1 win over Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur. However, she faced a familiar nemesis in her second round-robin match, Iga Swiatek, who had beaten her eight times in nine previous meetings. Gauff was unable to break the curse, as Swiatek dominated the first set 6-0 and held off a late comeback from the American in the second set 7-5.
The 19-year-old then faced reigning Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova in her final round-robin match. The American eventually prevailed, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3, becoming the first teenager to reach the last four of the tournament since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009.
In the semifinals, Coco Gauff faced Pegula, who had won all three of her group matches. The latter eventually won, 6-2, 6-1, ending Gauff’s hopes of winning the season-ending championship.
In doubles, the American pair lost the third round-robin to Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 8-10.